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Kinneret apartments sold to Fairstead

In December 1968 an open house was held to dedicate the new Kinneret Apartments for low-income elderly people. The developing process began in 1960 when the Central Florida Jewish Community Council pr...

 

The miraculous return of the red heifer to Israel

Jonathan Feldstein was one of the first people who reported about the arrival of the five red heifers in Israel just over two weeks ago. His initial Facebook post drew hundreds of comments and was shared over 13,000 times. He also was the first to...

 

5783 Jewish pundit quiz

(JNS) — Every year at this time, we assess the events of the previous 12 months and wonder whether things could possibly get worse. Though our lives are as full of blessings as they are of challenges, the answer—when it comes to the state of the...

 

Death toll in Iran exceeds 80

(JNS) - As the ongoing protests in Iran reached their two-week mark on Friday, the death toll has reportedly exceeded 80 people. Iranians have been protesting against the regime since the Sept. 16...

 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Hearing loss and its effect on cognition

If you find a loved one asking repetitive questions, becoming more confused and forgetful, you may assume they have dementia, but the cause could be hearing loss. Long-term brain function is impacted by hearing loss. In a recent Johns Hopkins study,...

 

Family Stabilization Program application cycle began Oct. 1

JFS Orlando’s Family Stabilization Program is a preventative, six-month case management program. It is designed to help individuals and families obtain self-sufficiency by teaching them critical...

 

Good Ghoul Gala coming to the Rosen JCC

The 2nd Annual Good Ghoul Gala is coming to the Rosen JCC on Saturday Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event was created by the Miles to Go Charity. This charity helps create custom drawstring bags filled with personal items for the homeless. The...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    October 7, 2022

Israeli venture firm OurCrowd launches $200 million fund for global health solutions

(JNS) — The Israeli global crowd-funding venture firm OurCrowd announced this week its launch of a $200 million Global Health Equity Fund. News of the collaboration with the WHO (World Health Organization) Foundation was shared at this year’s...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    October 7, 2022

CUNY pulls former CAIR staffer from anti-Zionism investigation

(JNS) — The City University of New York has reversed course after it assigned a former employee of a vehemently anti-Israel NGO to investigate allegations of anti-Zionist discrimination. The probe came at the request of Prof. Jeffrey Lax, chair of...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    October 7, 2022

Yom Kippur student absences could cost Michigan schools

(JTA) — The holiest day of the Jewish calendar couldn’t come at a worse time for Michigan public schools this year. Yom Kippur falls on Oct. 5 — which is also the state’s “student count day,” the one day a year when the number of...

 

Why mainstream Jewish groups didn't defend Yeshiva University

(JNS) — The latest exchange in the ongoing battle between Yeshiva University and the YU Pride Alliance, a student LGBTQ club, allowed for at least a temporary ceasefire between the two sides. But the case continues to generate controversy, as...

 
 By Ben Cohen    Opinions    October 7, 2022

Iran's inspirational protest movement

(JNS) — It’s impossible not be astonished and humbled by the bravery of the Iranian people. From bus drivers to university teachers, once again a cross-section of Iranian society has taken to the streets of Tehran and other cities in a fresh roun...

 

The tragedy of Jews who can't stand with Israel

(JNS) — “We stand with Israel.” That is the sign in front of my Conservative synagogue and many other synagogues. What could be less controversial? What could be more fundamental to Jewish identity? Alas, at too many synagogues, standing with...

 

VIEWPOINT: Governor DeSantis: Friend of Jews and Israel

In May 2019, Governor DeSantis went to Jerusalem to sign a law that makes religion a protected class with respect to discrimination in public education, equating antisemitism with racism. In signing the bill, protecting students from discrimination...

 

We must always remember the extraordinary gift of Israel

(JNS) — Something disturbing happened in Jerusalem earlier this week, and the story is not yet over. Temple Mount activists Yehuda Glick, a former MK and president of the Shalom Jerusalem Foundation; Tom Nisani, executive director of Beyadenu; and...

 

What Lapid said at the U.N. and how J Street changed it

(JNS) — What do you do if Israel’s prime minister makes a speech that includes some statements you don’t like? If you’re the left-wing lobby J Street, you just edit out the parts with which you disagree, thus fooling the public into thinking...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS Chabad of North Orlando and Chabad of Altamonte Springs are holding in-person minyans. Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660....

 

Jewish woman to be knighted for helping Sephardic Jews

(JTA) — Doreen Alhadeff was the first American Jew granted Spanish citizenship under Spain’s 2015 law to repatriate Sephardic Jews from around the world. Now she is going to be knighted by Spain’s monarchy for helping others obtain that same ci...

 
 By Simone Somekh    News    October 7, 2022

Italian Jews worry and wait as Giorgia Meloni, far-right leader, prepares to take power

(JTA) - The success of Giorgia Meloni's Brothers of Italy party in Italy's national election last week means the country is poised to have its most right-wing government since World War II, when Italy...

 
 By Eldad Beck    News    October 7, 2022

Giorgia Meloni: 'I believe that the existence of Israel is vital'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — It appears that history is about to be made in Italy: Giorgia Meloni, the 45-year-old leader of the national conservative party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), who has pledged to fight mass immigration and...

 

In 'Leopoldstadt,' Tom Stoppard tackles the Holocaust, intermarriage, Zionism - and his own Jewishness, for the first time

(JTA) - Speaking on the phone from an empty balcony in the Longacre Theater in New York, several hours before a preview performance of his latest play, Tom Stoppard said the show is "one that people...

 

Wedding dishes out an extra dose of love

There are many ways to confront, and move on, from the grief of losing a loved one. As a grateful participant in the grief support program sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion and Vitas Healthcare,...

 

David Cicilline, Jewish progressive, is new chair of House Middle East subcommittee

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democrats on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee voted to name as chairman of its influential Middle East subcommittee Rep. David...

 

How TikTok turned the Orthodox favorite Miami Boys Choir into pop culture phenomenon

(JTA) - "K-pop is over," one Twitter user declared. "We're listening to Orthodox Pop from now on." With those words, the Miami Boys Choir has transformed over the last two weeks from a singing group...

 

JFS Orlando's Weekly Wellness Corner

Write it out. Apologizing can be a delicate balance of vulnerability, confidence, and self-control. Before you jump into asking for forgiveness, sometimes writing a letter can give you a chance to...

 

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